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Sergei Sobyanin approved as Moscow mayor

10-21-2010 18:51 BJT

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Moscow city Duma has officially approved Sergei Sobyanin as the new mayor for the Russian capital. Before Thursday's appointment, Sobyanin had been serving as the deputy prime minister. He held that post since May 2008.

Since 1984, he has served in various government posts. Sobyanin entered the federal government in 1996. In 2005, he was promoted to the chief of the Kremlin administration. In that capacity, he headed Dmitry Medvedev's election staff in 2008.

That same year, Sobyanin was promoted to the post of a deputy prime minister. Three weeks ago, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev dismissed the previous Mayor of Moscow, citing loss of confidence. Sobyanin was nominated by the president last Friday.

 

Profile: Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow's new mayor

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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